Misuse of democracy, says Pratapsingh Rane on one-day assembly

Misuse of democracy, says Pratapsingh Rane on one-day assembly

PANAJI: Lashing out at the government for calling a day’s assembly session, opposition leader Pratapsingh Rane said it’s an “unprecedented situation.” It could be “probably, the first case in the country,” Rane said addressing a press conference on Monday. There is no point in calling…

Make fair appointments: Supreme Court to minority education bodies
Illegal Russian tourist guide fined Rs 5,000

Illegal Russian tourist guide fined Rs 5,000

PANAJI: Russian national Shamov Mikhail alias Misha, who was caught guiding Russian tourists at Dudhsagar waterfalls without licence, was fined a penalty of 5,000 by the deputy director of tourism Rajesh Kale. Misha was detained on February 22 for acting as a tourist guide, an…

Irate traders keep Mapusa market shut for half day

Irate traders keep Mapusa market shut for half day

MAPUSA: Mapusa market wore a deserted look during the first half of Monday as traders, shopkeepers and most vendors observed a bandh protesting various irregularities in the market. While the Mapusa Merchants Association had previously announced a half-day strike, many shoppers were taken unawares when…

Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority stops Cutbona jetty upgradation
Excise department to issue notices to bars, shops

Excise department to issue notices to bars, shops

PANAJI: The excise department is awaiting reports from taluka committees on the location of alcohol outlets and restaurants, after which it will commence issuing notices to those located within 500 m of the outer edge of national and state highways, as per the Supreme Court’s…

Fire at Panaji market area, no injuries

Fire at Panaji market area, no injuries

PANAJI: Timely efforts helped avert a major fire at a building in Panaji market on Monday afternoon. Fire and emergency services personnel extinguished the fire from an electrical board of a building behind restaurant Navtara. Lead firefighter Vishnu Gawas said the flames from the electrical…

Public sector banks to remain closed today

Public sector banks to remain closed today

PANAJI: Public sector banks, along with a few private sector lenders, will down their shutters on Tuesday with nearly 2,500-3,000 bank employees including officers going on a one-day strike. Conciliation discussions between United Forum of Banks’ Union (UFBU) and the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) failed…

The journey from Portuguese to Konkani

The journey from Portuguese to Konkani

PANAJI: With his translation in Devanagri Konkani, 81-year-old educationist Suresh G Amonkar has breathed new life into an almost forgotten 17th century Christian epic on the coming of Jesus Christ. Written in Marathi with a profusion of Konkani words in the Roman script by an…

Suspense over 4 turtle deaths on Mobor beach

Suspense over 4 turtle deaths on Mobor beach

PANAJI: The finding of four, dead Olive Ridley turtles along the beach stretch between Mobor, Cavelossim and Zalor, Carmona has baffled forest department officials and others, as no injury marks could be seen on the carcasses. No cases of turtle deaths have been reported along…

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